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Ceremony Finalists

New technologies, innovation, and digitalization are transforming the real estate industry at a fast pace. Together at this year’s summit, we exploreed and discussed with renowned speakers, how companies can use digitalization as an opportunity for their business model – and also checked out the most innovative start-ups in the field of property technology.

More than 150 ProTech startups from 48 countries have applied for the third round of the PropTech Innovation Summit. The 2019’s finalists pitched their ideas at the summit in front of the distinguished jury and the audience of 400 real estate professionals. See who was chosen as winners and watch the celebration!

1st Prize

Abel Samaniego (Co-Founder & CEO of DABBEL)

2nd Prize

Christian Wetzel (CEO of Voxelgrid)

3rd Prize

Axel van der Donk (Co-Founder & CTO of Bao Living)

Audience Award

Abel Samaniego (Co-Founder & CEO of DABBEL)

Impressions of the PropTech

Innovation Summit 2019

Jörn Stobbe

COO and Management Board member at Union Investment Real Estate GmbH

“The PropTech Innovation Summit attracts around 400 real estate professionals to Berlin every year. Passion for new horizons and groundbreaking digital solutions meets industry experience and the responsibility for managing a wide range of property assets. This mix gives the PropTech Innovation Summit its special business character and makes it a must- attend event for anyone interested in the future of the real estate sector.”

Marion Peyinghaus

Managing Director at CCPMRE

“Innovations are often the result of interdisciplinary cooperation. When experts from different disciplines meet, prevailing thought patterns are broken up and new approaches to solutions are identified. It is precisely this lateral thinking that will drive the real estate industry forward and we will see some of these new ideas at the PropTech Innovation Award. An interdisciplinary approach is also needed to cope with future challenges. Digitisation has a technical origin, but we have to master the greatest change in the social field. The way we work will change – for each individual employee and also for companies in their collaboration.”

Tina Paillet

FRICS, Chair of RICS in Europe 

“I look forward to being a jury member for the PropTech Innovation Awards this year. Harnessing the creative energy of the new generation of tech savvy professionals to produce innovative built environment solutions is the key challenge put to the contestants. It is through competitions like this that people from all walks of life come together to creatively solve issues related to the growing global demand for new infrastructure, new ways of working and living, client focussed and operationally efficient real estate. That’s why RICS is supporting once again this global technology competition.”

Maarten de Haas

Head of Business Development at PHYSEE Technologies

“I’m excited to be part of the German Proptech Innovation Award Jury this year. Over the past years, we’ve seen an ever growing focus on Proptech within the real estate industry, and this is not without a reason. 90% of our time is spent inside buildings, which account for 40% of the global energy demand. Therefore it’s time to make our buildings more energy efficient, healthy and smart, with a human centered approach. Proptech companies drive the innovations which are necessary to improve our buildings, therefore I’m looking forward to meet the start-ups who will be pitching their solutions this year!”

Meet the Jury

Benjamin Rohé

Founding Managing Director at GTEC

Jörn Stobbe

Member of the Management Board Union Investment Real Estate Union Investment Institutional Property

Alexander Hellmuth

Manager | Strategy and Digitalization EY Ernst & Young Real Estate

Maarten de Haas

Head of Business Development at PHYSEE Technologies

Nikolas Samios

Founder and Managing Partner at PropTech1

Tina Paillet

Chair RICS Europe Board Head of Projects and Technology Generali Real Estate

Sam Chandan

NYU SPS Schack Dean, Partner at Capri Capital, Wharton Professor

Robin Marriott

Editor-in-Chief at PropertyEU

Prof. Dr. Marion Peyinghaus

Managing Director at CCPMRE


Martin Kloss

Martin Kloss is an actor, moderator, and coach with more than 20 years of experience on the stage and in front of the camera. As a moderator and host, he has worked with many global companies over the years, specializing in the areas of finance, automotive and IT.

He is a lucky husband and proud father of three wonderful kids, who loves good food, traveling and everything involving the word “tech.”  His most significant talent is that he is infinitely curious and his greatest passions are learning new things and meeting new people.


Key-Note Speaker

Andreas Ekström

Andreas Ekström is a staff writer at Sydsvenskan, a daily morning paper in Malmö, Sweden, but most of all a keynote speaker working all around the world. He won the Swedish “Speaker of the Year” award in 2019. His passion is to educate for digital equality. He wants to see a world in which we share the wealth – not only financially, but also in terms of knowledge and power. He is an author of seven books, a columnist and a commentator, and he often lectures and leads seminars, mostly on the digital revolution.

During the past few years, he has been a keynote speaker at conferences all over Europe and the rest of the world, 23 countries to date, and he often serves as a digital thought partner for groups of leaders and boards of directors, trying to make use of ideas and knowledge he has collected over the past decade. He was a TEDx speaker in 2013 and again in 2015. That second time, the talk was distributed through “big” TED, and has to date been viewed well over a million times.

Meet the competing startups

Category: Save & Decentralise


The current lengthy paper‑ based procedure is expensive, error and manipulation‑prone. Lack of transparency in contractual performance often leads to disputes. PrepayWay’s mission is to reduce costs and disputes, increase transparency and speed of execution. We rebundle legal, financial and technology services leveraging a decentralized blockchain solution, a smart arbitration institute and smart legal contracts to offer a one stop shop for international property transactions.

Fetch Blockchain

Fetch Blockchain is an award winning, female founded PropTech company that is reimagining the entire real estate life cycle from the title up. Fetch Blockchain has built the world’s most powerful blockchain and AI driven real estate technology called Sesamee™ an award-winning solution that digitises and perfects property titles and enables blockchain based real estate transactions.

Category: Build & Plan


The VOXELGRID system is the most cost‐effective basis for introducing BIM (Building Information Modeling) for existing buildings. Existing buildings without reliable planning documents account for around 95% of the entire global real estate portfolio. VOXELGRID is using a set of imaging methods for outside and indoor data acquisition. The data is then further processed using proprietary algorithms, including the Deep Learning method, to generate 2D and 3D building data for existing buildings.


Datumate provides an automated software­as­a­service (SaaS) cloud platform for Construction Infrastructure projects, that enables construction companies to monitor their project progress, budget & quality effectively, by actionable project execution metrics extracted from the field data using drones.With Datumate, general contractors, project developers & construction management companies can effectively and continuously monitor construction sites during project execution, digitize and automate their processes, reduce direct professional costs by 20% and save in total 3%­5% of the overall project execution cost that can more than double the profitability of the entire project.

Category: Manage & Operate


As a proptech from Hamburg, Germany (2017) we developed the Real Estate Operating System (REOS) to support landlords and asset managers in managing and operating their facilities and rental processes digitally and in real time. Our leading real estate project “Carnaby Living House Berlin” became Germany ́s first digital student accommodation. REOS covers the entire rental cycle digitally ­ from the conclusion of the lease agreement to the return of the apartment. It was our goal to integrate various IoT hardware components like smart meters, digital locks and bell systems within one system. It consists of a web platform and an app. The results are tremendous advantages in terms of time, cost savings and service quality.

casavi GmbH

Casavi is a Munich ­based company founded in 2015. A team of 40 people supports now 200+ customers in the DACH region with innovative thinking, agility & team spirit. Casavi offers a service and communication platform with service­app for property management companies. By connecting RELAY to casavi, it enables communication & data exchange between property managers, tenants, owners & service providers (e.g. energy providers, insurance brokers, facility managers, handymen, & 3rd­party software). This way residents’ inquiries can seamlessly be forwarded to customer advisers, automatically creating work orders for facility managers and leading to optimized workflows & service efficiency.

Category: Standardise & Optimise

Bao Living

Bao Living is a company based in Antwerp, Belgium that designs and sells products that make the construction of living spaces more affordable and more sustainable. The construction sector is a slow moving giant. Ingrained and outdated methods of constructing homes are slow to die out and the process itself is filled with inefficiencies from the inception to the completion of a project. The sector also remains one of the least productive and least sustainable whilst also being the most wasteful. In Europe alone the sector accounts for over a 1/3 of the materials produced and around 40% of EU waste is construction and demolition waste.


Tatami is a revolutionary, universal system of modular housing that is designed for international use, and aims to solve the affordable housing crisis endured by millions of people around the world. The affordable housing crises we now face throughout the world require a similarly universal solution. Our proposition is that this solution lies in sustainability and adaptability. With a modular system that is completely customizable, programmable and recyclable, a building can be adapted for use in various climates, cultures, lifestyles, temperatures, and its lifecycle extended indefinitely through maintenance and upgrades rather than demolition. An adaptable mass timber modular system, sourced from sustainable forests, can adapt to climate change through reconfigurations of the building typology through a reorganization and reuse of individual modular components.

Category: Measure & Control

Pinestack was founded next to the campus of the Otto­ Friedrich­University in Bamberg. With a goal­oriented view on practice­oriented development, we have dedicated ourselves to the exciting field of the IoT – Internet of Things.

Inspired by the software and hardware developments of recent years, we are convinced that the real estate of the future will be digitized in a user­oriented way. Our team is equipped with interdisciplinary experience in software architecture, software development, platform construction, engineering, architecture and real estate economics and enables the development of state­of­the­art solutions for every property.


DABBEL is the AI-Autonomous Building Management System with the ability to self- manage building control systems more efficiently than any human. It makes its own decisions, through a self-learning, self-adapting and self-configuring system with cognitive artificial intelligence.
DABBEL is holistic and scalable solution that reduces implementation, energy and operational costs (20-40%) and simultaneously provides a healthy indoor environment. Target group: The 26% of the 1.8M non-residential buildings in Europe that have an outdated BMS and more than 3000 m2, such as office buildings, hotels or schools. DABBEL can transform those into an AI Self-Driving Building in just 2 weeks!

The Location:


Holzmarktstr. 25 10243 Berlin

The Prizes:

Cash Prizes

The winning Startups won cash money from a pool wort 40.000€

Exclusive GTEC Membership

The winners awaited an exclusive membership to the GTEC No Bullshit Lab – a 3-12 month support program providing you with free central Berlin office space; legal, tax and business consulting; and direct access to GTEC’s international network of investors and advisors – for 0% equity and 0 Euros rent.

MIPIM Startup Competition

The main winner automatically has been given the opportunity to present their concept to an international audience of experts at one of the preliminary rounds of the MIPIM Startup Competition in e.g. Paris, Hong Kong or New York.

Last Years Winners:

The Proptech Innovation Award Ceremony 2017 & 2018:

See what’s become of some of the PropTech Innovation Award 2017 & 2018 finalists!

Join this year’s conversation at the PropTech Innovation Summit 2019!

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Press Releases:

Berlin, 17 May 2019

Dabbel wins international PropTech Innovation Award 2019

English (EN) Deutsch (DE)

Berlin, 24 April 2019

Managing Transformation the right way

English (EN) Deutsch (DE)

Berlin, 4 October 2018

Union Investment and GTEC launch PropTech Innovation Award 2019

English (EN) Deutsch (DE)

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